February 26, 2013
Stache 8, 2013
Slack geo, short stays, thru axles, reverb stealth routing,RF turbine crankset shadow plus rear mech
poor routing options for stealth dropper on downtube, effective top tube length is little long for each size (ie test ride different sizes before buying)
Set up bike with steath reverb, replaced 90mm stem w/ a 50mm and got a RF atlas handlebar (a little wider and matched the cranks). A great bike that was super quiet in the rough thanks to the shadow plus der. Very playful and confident ride that begs to be pushed hard. This is downhiller's hardtail and would be a great bike to add to a quiver. Also would be a great choice for someone who may be considering an entry level full suspension bike but wants a quality component spec out of the box. After a few rides I'm sold...a fun bike that will stay in my stable for a long time.